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The Pacific Northwest is often known for its abundant evergreen trees – thanks to frequent rain it receives. In spring this area bursts into an explosion of pink of varied intensity and delicacy, coming from cherry and plum blossoms, as well as azaleas and rhododendrons. And now, as we get deeper into autumn our region is beginning to get filled with red, orange, and yellow hues of fall foliage – though the leaves tend to fall more quickly here due to rain. Green is often said to be a calming color. Then, the pink of various hues in springtime certainly communicates the energy and loveliness of young life, which makes us feel happy, sometimes unaccountably so. Meanwhile, the colors of fall leaves suggest the last flaming embers of soon-exiting life, perhaps because we know the winter time will soon come.